Udemy hires 3 new senior executives
- Udemy on Tuesday announced three new senior executives in a round of hires that advances its plans to scale up operations in the wake of a $32 million series of financing.
- The hires follow $32 million in series C financing raised in May.
- The details on the new hires: Paul Sebastien will serve as vice president and general manager of Udemy for Organizations, Richard Qiu will take on the role of vice president of business development, and Dave Arnold will fill the role of vice president of finance and operations.
All three of the new executives bring considerable experience to Udemy's online learning marketplace, which has over 10,000 instructors teaching 18,000 courses to more than three million students worldwide. Sebastien, for example, led high-profile B2B and B2C initiatives at T-Mobile, Disney Mobile, Microsoft, Sony, and more. Qiu, meanwhile, brings business development, sales, and partnerships experience from the likes of TRUSTe and BeVocal, while Arnold served in finance and operations roles at Visa, J.P. Morgan, and Deloitte.
CEO Dennis Yang was quoted in a release as saying that the three will "allow us to support and scale our business as well as deepen our commitment to connecting millions of students with the skills they need to succeed in the global economy."
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